Lopez-Freitag to be honored as 2013 Woman of Power
By Stephanie Lulay email@example.com September 17, 2013 5:04PM
Mirna Lopez-Freitag, president of the Aurora Puerto Rico Cultural Council, leads a prayer before lunch service at Hesed House in 2012. | File photo
Updated: October 19, 2013 7:24PM
AURORA — Community activist Mirna Lopez-Freitag will be honored as the 2013 Woman of Power at the Fox Valley’s fifth annual Women’s Power Lunch Thursday.
The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Lopez-Freitag is president of the Aurora Puerto Rican Cultural Council and owns her own business, Midwest Occupational Health Management Services in Aurora. She has also worked at Edward Hospital in Naperville since 1999.
In addition to her work with the Puerto Rican Council, Lopez-Freitag is board president of the Jesse “The Law” Torres Boxing Club and serves on the Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board. She also volunteers at Hesed House homeless shelter, Feed My Starving Children, area nursing homes and food pantries.
Born in Aurora, raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Lopez-Freitag currently lives in Oswego with her family.
This year’s special guest speaker will be Stephanie Pace Marshall, founding president and president emerita of the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. Marshall will be signing copies of her book, “The Power to Transform,” following the lunch.
Registration for the lunch is closed, but tickets will be available at the door for $60. All proceeds will benefit Aurora non-profit Mutual Ground, a shelter that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The event is sponsored by SHARE Fox Valley (Supporting Hope and Respecting Everyone), formerly the Women’s Power Lunch Committee.